Friday, November 3, 2017

You Can Ride

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(Continued from the previous post, The Trojan Pony.)

Stevie Nicks- 'High atop your pony'

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Twelve and Twelve

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See All Saints 2014 in this journal and listen to 
the new Stevie Nicks reissue of Bella Donna.

Related religious imagery —

Magic cube and corresponding hexagram, or Star of David, with faces mapped to lines and edges mapped to points (The 6 cube faces are mapped to the 6 hexagram lines.)

Lyric Poetry

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"Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice." — Stevie Nicks

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Song for a Night Bird

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"Sometimes a wind comes before the rain
and sends birds sailing past the window,
spirit birds that ride the night,
stranger than dreams."

— The end of DeLillo's Point Omega

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Double Cross

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Cross of Gold:

"I would tell them about Rhiannon,
and about my treasured gold cross…."
Stevie Nicks

Dagger Cross:

See Dagger Definitions, by James Joyce:

"Hold to the now, the here, through which
all future plunges to the past."

A Jew's View:

Point Omega Echo

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"… as though echoing the road's vanishing point
up ahead…." — Album review, 2002

See Vanishing Point in this journal.

See as well Rolling Stone  four days ago
on Stevie Nicks in 1976:

Keep in mind, the audience has
no idea who Stevie Nicks is.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Not Saints

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“We are not saints.” — Alcoholics Anonymous , Chapter 5

The New York Times  on AA’s co-founder Bill Wilson in 1934:

Click for the rest of the story.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Desert of the Real Numbers

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New York Lottery today—

Without imagination, these digits are a meaningless jumble.

With  imagination…

608 might refer to June 8, the Saint's Day  of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
        (See the date July 29, 2002, that appeared in an earlier post today
         as the publication date of Geometrical Landscapes . In this
         journal, a post on that date, "At Random," referred to Hopkins.)

8516 might refer to 8/5/1916. A check of a hometown newspaper
         on that date yields…
         "St. Joseph's Garden Party and Bazaar 22, 23, 24.
          Pictures. Everybody Welcome. Admission to Garden Ten Cents"

And in the evening…

937 might refer to a post on the nihilistic philosophy of Joan Didion, and

7609 might refer to an occurrence of these digits in a link 
          to "7/11" in a post from the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola last year.

For a more cynical view of lottery hermeneutics, see
"High on RAM (overload)," by Jo Lyxe.

Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Beauty, Truth, Halloween

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On Halloween…

"Remember that for Ockham there is nothing in the universe that is
in any way universal except a concept or word: there are no real
natures shared by many things. However, things do resemble one
another, some things more closely  than others. So the various
degrees of resemblance give a foundation in reality for our conceptual
structures, such as Porphyry's tree.
Now resemblance (or similitude or likeness) is a relation.
If such relations are realities, then we can say that there are realities
out there that correspond to our conceptual structures."

R.J. Kilcullen at Macquarie University, course labeled Phil360


"The kernel of a homomorphism is always a congruence.
 Indeed, every congruence arises as a kernel."

Congruence Relation, section on Universal Algebra, in Wikipedia

"Beauty then is a relation."

Gerard Manley Hopkins

"An Attempt to Understand the Problem of Universals"
is the title of a talk by Fabian Geier, University of Bamberg—

"The talk was held at Gdańsk University on May 26th 2008."

Related material— Stevie Nicks turns 60.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday May 26, 2009

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For Daedalus
“Some writers describe the
first draft as ‘making clay’….”– Janet Burroway

Quoted here
a year ago today:

“… she explores
the nature of identity
in a structure of
crystalline complexity.”

 — Janet Burroway

For Stevie Nicks on her birthday: ART WARS: THE CRAFT

Related material:

Amy Adams in 'Doubt'

Amy Adams in Doubt

Stars of 'Doubt,' Amy Adams and Meryl Streep

Amy Adams and Meryl Streep
at premiere of Doubt

Janet Burroway's 'Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft,' fifth edition, with I Ching coins on cover

Craft, 1999

“The matron had given her
leave to go out as soon as
the women’s tea was over….”

— James Joyce, “Clay

Ite, missa est.”

Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday May 26, 2008

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Crystal Vision

Stevie Nicks
 is 60 today.

Poster for the film 'The Craft'

On the author discussed
here yesterday,
Siri Hustvedt:

“… she explores
the nature of identity
in a structure* of
crystalline complexity.”

Janet Burroway,   
quoted in  

Olivier as Dr. Christian Szell

The icosahedron (a source of duads and synthemes)

“Is it safe?”

Annals of Art Education:
 Geometry and Death

* Related material:
the life and work of
Felix Christian Klein
Report to the Joint
Mathematics Meetings

Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday December 31, 2007

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Happy New Year
from Steven Priest

"… and the girl in the corner
      is everyone's mourner…."

Stevie Nicks to appear on Groundhog Day

The Priest quotation appeared here
on Grammy Night 2003 with
another musical meditation:

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets 'em one by one."

— "Sweet Little Sixteen,"
by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday May 26, 2006

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For Stevie Nicks,
whose birthday is today

“The quidditas or essence
 of an angel is
the same as its form.”

— William T. Noon, Society of Jesus,
Joyce and Aquinas, Yale, 1957

Related material
from Oct. 27, 2003:

See the picture

in the web page
Poetry’s Bones.

“It does, indeed, look more
like Proginoskes than any of
the pictures on the book jackets.”

— Madeleine L’Engle, letter of
November 28, 1976

Monday, October 27, 2003

Monday October 27, 2003

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Dream of Heaven

“Heaven is a state, a sort of
metaphysical state.”

— John O’Hara,
Hope of Heaven, 1938

“Frère Jacques, Cuernavaca,
ach du lieber August.”

— John O’Hara, Hope of Heaven 

Frère Jacques
is a
  “canon à quatre voix.”

For another, purely visual,
four-part canon, see the
owl-like picture

in the web page
Poetry’s Bones.

See, too, the Wallace Stevens poem
The Owl in the Sarcophagus,”
and hear Stevie Nicks as the voice
of The Wizard Owl in a story titled
 Frère Jacques.

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